Free Developer Resources from Microsoft– including 6 Month of Pluralsight!

Hat tip to Troy Hunt for the great pointer!  Do yourself a favor and head over to Microsoft’s new Dev Essential Center and sign up right now. Microsoft has always had plenty of great free resources (I did a talk once on doing .NET on the Cheap and the state of OSS from Microsoft and the Microsoft community); additional programs like BizSpark for small business and DreamSpark for students have been around for a while.

What I really like about the new Visual Studio Dev Essential program is that it really is something for every developer.




And if you hurry.. you can get 6 months of access to Pluralsight training (sign up and activate before December 31).




OK.. why are you still here? Go, go now! Enjoy.


For those that also have a paid MSDN account…

While the free Dev Essentials account gives you access to the entire Pluralsight library for 3 months, a paid MSDN account will get you access to a sub-set of Pluralsight course for a whole year – or as long as your subscription is active. Here are the current 45 courses:

Either way – it’s a great deal – Happy Learning!

About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email